Like a home taken off the sun-scorched landscapes of Arizona and New Mexico, this Southwest-style ranch house at 589 Old Quail Run Road is situated on a green 30-acre plot near the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
The 3,845-square-foot house, also known as the Sazon Anita Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, is owned by Angela and John Sell who built the property in 2007. Walking from the circle drive in front through the iron front gate decorated with vines and grapes, massive double wooden doors set the tone of the property, which contains five bedrooms, four full bathrooms with one-half bath, a pool and a vineyard.
Angela Sell said the doors, as well as her time in Arizona, inspired the whole look of the house. The numerous windows on the front match the shape of the door.
“The whole inspiration was moving from Arizona — I love the Southwest style,” Angela Sell said.
Stepping into the home feels like walking into a different part of the country. From the furniture to the fixtures, the house captures the Southwest flair. To the side of the front door is the wine room, a sitting area featuring a fully stocked bar and built-in wine racks above. Past hallways leading to the bedrooms, the entry flows into the main living room. A fireplace is situated in the corner, and the space opens to a dining area and the kitchen.
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a commercial-grade gas stove, granite counter tops, a wine cooler and bar seating. A walk-in pantry is just off the kitchen as well as an enclosed formal dining room. The dining room, which Angela Sell noted is where she serves the bed-and-breakfast guests, has large windows looking out to the pool and patio.
A hallway that connects the entry area to the bedrooms on the east wing of the house holds wooden beams on the ceiling that give an adobe-like feel. Two bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room are off this hallway as well as an office. The office has a built-in desk and cabinets and a door to the front of the house. The hallway also connects to the two-car garage, which has access to a private art studio space that overlooks the front driveway.
On the far northeast side of the house are the two guest bedroom suites. The guest bedrooms have private entrances on front exterior, and both rooms also have doors to the back patio and pool area. The bedrooms share a similar layout and each has a full bathroom. Each room has a fireplace on the wall and a bureau containing a TV and small refrigerator. The rooms are comparable to most upscale hotel suites.
The master bedroom suite is on the west wing of the house, and the space features a gas fireplace and French doors to the back patio. The master bathroom has a walk-in shower, double sinks and a marble bathtub. A half bathroom is near the master suite and the main living room, and a hallway makes it accessible to the back patio.
Angela Sell said the house was constructed with the bed-and-breakfast in mind, and they have enjoyed hosting guests since it was built. She said as their children are grown and they want to be closer to family, it’s time to downsize.
“We like people coming all the time; it’s just gotten to be a little too much for us, but we love it out here,” Angela Sell said.
Going outside, a covered patio runs the entire length of the back of the house. The house slightly curves around the terra-cotta pool, and a wooden pergola covers a sitting area next to the pool. The long patio provides several sitting areas with views of the green pastures and the 2-acre vineyard that grows cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc grapes. The property also holds a stocked pond perfect for catch-and-release fishing.
Making for an ideal place to watch the sunset and enjoy the sounds of the outdoors, Angela Sell said her favorite feature of the house is the patio.
“Every evening just to sit back here and have a glass of wine, watch the sun go down and hear the birds — it’s very comforting and soothing,” she said.
Angela Sell said she would love to see a family with children buy this property as there’s plenty to keep a family busy and entertained. She noted that their friends are also going to miss the house as the house is great to entertain and guests have their own space.
“They’re always wanting to come up here; there’s so much to do,” Angela Sell said.
With the property’s proximity to Lake Texoma and Hagerman, John Sell said it could be ideal for someone from the Dallas area looking for a vacation home, a weekend getaway from the city life. While the next buyers could continue to operate a bed-and-breakfast, he noted that the guest bedroom suites would also be ideal to host parents and in-laws.
“We’re going to miss it when we do sell it,” John Sell said.
The property is listed for sale for $999,900 by real estate agent Cindy O’Gorman with Ebby Halliday Realtors in Dallas.